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The Late Movies: Tom Jones and…

Welsh singer Tom Jones seems to keep going and going and going. In a half-century of performing, he has shared the stage with an amazing variety of singers, some of which may surprise you. Jerry Lee Lewis (1968) * Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (1969) * Janis Joplin (1969) * Little Richard (1969) * Joe Cocker (1970) * Aretha Franklin (1971) * Tina Turner (1977) * Isaac Hayes (1979) * Dolly Parton [...]

Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows

Advertiser-supported entertainment is nothing new. Since medieval times, people could see free entertainment right in their hometown as long as they listened to a sales pitch for dubious remedies along with the singing, dancing, and side show acts. Sales of snake oil and other patent medicines paid for the show and then some. Like other [...]